When the Mitzvah Lost its Meaning

Eugene Borowitz, January 9, 2001

A woman raised in an Orthodox family but who married a secular Jew reminisces about her upbringing, marriage, and gradual departure from the mikveh (ritual bath). She attributes her lack of observance to a weakening of resolve. She states that while the mikveh might be mystical and outdated, it may also bring fulfillment to those who use it.

Topic: Ritual, Religious Observance, Marriage, Women, Religious Denominations, Sexuality

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene

Volume/Issue: Vol.11/no.205

Page Number(s): 36-37

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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When the Mitzvah Lost its Meaning. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 9 January 2001: 36-37. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11787


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